Sheri Regnier

Ron Wilson snapped this photo of a coyote during a bike ride down Hanna Creek Road (Thunder Road) on Saturday. This is the coyote that never chased the cyclists. Wilson is giving hikers/cyclists a heads up that there may be a den in this particular area so anyone going down the road should use caution. Photo: Ron Wilson

Close call with coyote has West Kootenay cyclist warning others

Getting on his bike and not knowing what he might find, Ron started heading towards Dave.

Ron Wilson snapped this photo of a coyote during a bike ride down Hanna Creek Road (Thunder Road) on Saturday. This is the coyote that never chased the cyclists. Wilson is giving hikers/cyclists a heads up that there may be a den in this particular area so anyone going down the road should use caution. Photo: Ron Wilson
This June 17, 2019, file photo shows 5-mg pills of Oxycodone. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trail, Castlegar RCMP bust trafficking ring, seize drugs and $15,000

Operation E-PREPPY was carried out over 3 months in 2020

This June 17, 2019, file photo shows 5-mg pills of Oxycodone. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
West Kootenay public transit is free on Friday. Photo: BCTransit.com

Hop on West Kootenay public transit for free on Friday

Take transit for free on Friday, April 22 in recognition of Earth Day

West Kootenay public transit is free on Friday. Photo: BCTransit.com
As a perfect antidote to post-pandemic restrictions, the Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society is excited to present Jack Semple and his power trio in an evening of great music and dancing. Image: Submitted

Christina Lake launching ‘Live Music at the lake 2022’ with power trio

For prices and to purchase advance tickets visit the society’s website: christinalakearts.com.

As a perfect antidote to post-pandemic restrictions, the Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society is excited to present Jack Semple and his power trio in an evening of great music and dancing. Image: Submitted
Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted

Jann Arden hits Kootenay stages this summer

Live! Jann Arden! Cross Canada Tour in Trail on June 26 and Cranbrook on June 27

Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted
The regional office is located on Rossland Avenue. Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay Boundary directors approve $92.5M regional budget

This year’s budget is the largest passed in the regional district’s history

The regional office is located on Rossland Avenue. Photo: Trail Times
The call of a wildfire came into regional fire rescue Sunday afternoon. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Boundary crews knock down 2 suspicious wildfires

Regional fire rescue is investigating what caused the Sunday wildland fires

The call of a wildfire came into regional fire rescue Sunday afternoon. Photo: Submitted
Kidney patient Larry Rhodes receives a warming pair of socks in the Trail Dialysis Unit, located in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. L-R: Kyle Trevison, Dr Chi Zhang, Doug Buderick, Jackie Brown, and patient Larry Rhodes. Besides Trail, other dialysis units participating are in Sparwood, Cranbrook, Creston, and Grand Forks.

Foundation warms the souls of Kootenay Boundary in-centre dialysis patients

This year, the Kidney Foundation, BC and Yukon Branch is covering close to 2,700 patients

Kidney patient Larry Rhodes receives a warming pair of socks in the Trail Dialysis Unit, located in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. L-R: Kyle Trevison, Dr Chi Zhang, Doug Buderick, Jackie Brown, and patient Larry Rhodes. Besides Trail, other dialysis units participating are in Sparwood, Cranbrook, Creston, and Grand Forks.
IH reports that 6,136 newborns arrived last year region-wide, which is an increase of 489 births over 2020. Photo: Unsplash

Bump in babies born at regional hospital in Trail

236 babies were born at KBRH in 2021 compared to 182 the year previous; a 30 % increase

IH reports that 6,136 newborns arrived last year region-wide, which is an increase of 489 births over 2020. Photo: Unsplash
Trail RCMP officers had their hands full responding to calls for service this past week. (Pixabay.com)

Prank calls on the rise in Trail; RCMP call for removal of community centre payphone

A stolen SUV, an arrest and flight-by-foot, plus another bogus 911 call

Trail RCMP officers had their hands full responding to calls for service this past week. (Pixabay.com)
Trail RCMP report that officers seized $3,800 in cash, 26 grams of suspected cocaine and seven grams of suspected heroin from a Greenwood man after he was pulled over for an alleged traffic infraction. Photo: Trail RCMP
Trail RCMP report that officers seized $3,800 in cash, 26 grams of suspected cocaine and seven grams of suspected heroin from a Greenwood man after he was pulled over for an alleged traffic infraction. Photo: Trail RCMP
Lee Page started the campaign at Kurtis’ No Frills	in honour of his wife Kim, saying, “One small act of kindness can change the world when it’s multiplied by many.” After Lee passed away in July 2020, store owner Kurtis MacGillivray and his staff committed to carrying on the annual fundraiser for cancer care at the hospital in Trail. Photo: Trail Times

Fundraiser for Kootenay Boundary cancer patients now underway

The daisy memorial fundraiser at Kurtis’ No Frills in Trail is in memory of Lee and Kim Page

Lee Page started the campaign at Kurtis’ No Frills	in honour of his wife Kim, saying, “One small act of kindness can change the world when it’s multiplied by many.” After Lee passed away in July 2020, store owner Kurtis MacGillivray and his staff committed to carrying on the annual fundraiser for cancer care at the hospital in Trail. Photo: Trail Times
Pastor Shaun Romano has been on eight missions to Ukraine since 2006. He, along with Gateway Christian Life Centre parishioner Chris Reid, of Trail, are part of a four-person Canadian team leaving for Poland next week to help Ukrainians displaced by war. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Trail pastor, parishioner join humanitarian mission for Ukraine

The team of four Canadians will land in Poland next week

Pastor Shaun Romano has been on eight missions to Ukraine since 2006. He, along with Gateway Christian Life Centre parishioner Chris Reid, of Trail, are part of a four-person Canadian team leaving for Poland next week to help Ukrainians displaced by war. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Breann Hallstrom of Kaslo netted $50,000 just after Christmas from a BCLC “Happy Camper” scratch and win ticket. Photo: Submitted

Kaslo ticket scratcher a ‘happy camper’ after $50,000 lotto win

Breann Hallstrom says scratch and win tickets were a Christmas tradition for her and her father.

Breann Hallstrom of Kaslo netted $50,000 just after Christmas from a BCLC “Happy Camper” scratch and win ticket. Photo: Submitted

RCMP want to know who is lighting ‘kootenay candles’ at Rossland ski hill

Trail police warn this ongoing occurrence is potentially dangerous as the fire could spread

The Trail driving bridge will be lit in blue colours on Tuesday in recognition of the Girl Guides’ Guiding Lights Across BC celebration. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Boundary joins ‘Guiding Lights Across BC’ today

Celebrate with BC Girl Guides in your community as we shine our Guiding lights (Feb. 22)

The Trail driving bridge will be lit in blue colours on Tuesday in recognition of the Girl Guides’ Guiding Lights Across BC celebration. Photo: Submitted
A Trail RCMP officer discovered the man after he smelled the cigarette the man was smoking while he hid from police. Photo: Stephen Hocking/Unsplash

Man hiding from Trail RCMP arrested after officers catch whiff of cigarette smoke

Wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant, the Trail man’s car and later his cigarette led to his arrest

A Trail RCMP officer discovered the man after he smelled the cigarette the man was smoking while he hid from police. Photo: Stephen Hocking/Unsplash
“We will be regularly attending the border crossing this weekend and liaising with our CBSA (Canada Border Service Agency) counterparts to monitor the situation,” Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said. Photo: Rose Butler on Unsplash

Trail RCMP: Prepare for slower crossing at Paterson border this weekend

Avoid the area between noon and 4 p.m. or consider crossing at Waneta or Nelway

“We will be regularly attending the border crossing this weekend and liaising with our CBSA (Canada Border Service Agency) counterparts to monitor the situation,” Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said. Photo: Rose Butler on Unsplash
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia is B.C’s “integrated anti-gang police agency.” Photo: Trail Times

Provincial anti-gang force executes search warrant in Trail

Tuesday morning, the Times received calls from locals that a 10-vehicle “SWAT” team was in town

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia is B.C’s “integrated anti-gang police agency.” Photo: Trail Times
Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times

West Kootenay town nixes ‘free’ charging station for EVs

A grant had previously covered the expense at the municipal charging station in Fruitvale

Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times